Regional Dining Guide - 20
Nunzio Canale, fourth from left, flanked by sons Joe (far left) and Jack (far right). Also pictured are Canale’s sister Jo and her husband Silvio.
Nunzio’s: An American Dream Come True

Restaurant Profile: Meet the real, low-profile personality behind this Loves Park favorite, and discover what makes his restaurant special.

The classy dining room inside Perry Rock Pub.
Perry Rock Pub: Richly Appointed for Good Food & Fun

Restaurant Profile: Meet an exciting new upscale pub that picks up where this building’s former occupant left off.

Abreo, Rockford, Ill.
Great Places To Eat Out(side)

When the weather’s nice, it’s hard to stay holed up inside. We stopped by some of our favorites to ask what makes each special.

The owners of The Basil Tree Ristorante, Dixon, restored this beautiful building by hand.
Basil Tree Ristorante: Elegant Italian Dishes, Old World Ambiance

Restaurant Profile: Meet a family of Chicago restaurateurs who serve up delicious Italian dishes in a beautifully restored Dixon building.

Ian Robbins moved to Illinois from England, with his mother, in the 1980s.
The Hope & Anchor: English Pub Dishes Up Bloody Good Fare

Restaurant Profile: Discover a unique English-style pub that transports its guests across the pond, and embraces the history of its familiar location.